- 1Due to happen or just beginning: work is due to start in the coming yearMore example sentences
- It was a lovely occasion and it is hoped to hold a similar event in the coming months.
- The couple said they will be organising lots of fundraising events over the coming year.
- What hints have been dropped in the past two issues about the events of the coming months?
- 2Likely to be important or successful in the future: he was the coming man of French racingMore example sentences
- But the coming man of national Democratic politics, says the Observer, is the little-known boss of The Bronx.
- The coming man of English rugby talks to Matt about his two conversions: from league to union; and from drinker to thinker.
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- An arrival or an approach: the coming of a new ageMore example sentences
- Sure that I was grateful for this new day and it's new comings.
- Tellingly, it was to humble shepherds that the coming of Christ was first revealed.
- The coming of oil rapidly changed this to one of rising employment and population.
comings and goings
- The busy movements of a person or group of people, especially in and out of a place.More example sentences
- I like the noise and bustle and the comings and goings.
- Like a series of fishtanks, the interior is constantly animated by the comings and goings of building users and staff.
- Yet I could have constructed a timetable of their comings and goings, their daily habits and activities.
not know if one is coming or going
- • informal Be confused, especially as a result of being very busy.More example sentences
- Well - that's been one heck of a week and I don't know if I'm coming or going!
- My body is doing so many odd things I don't know if I'm coming or going.
- I have watched my husband take a significant pay cut and seen his schedule sliced and diced till he doesn't know if he's coming or going.